Friday, July 23, 2021

Saturday 9- Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh


Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh

Saturday 9: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (1963)

Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here.

1) TV writer Allan Sherman based this song on his own son's letters of complaint from camp. Did you go away to summer camp?  No, I never did.  I always wanted to though.

2) Our camper is afraid of both bears and alligators. What animal scares you?  I am scared of mice and snakes.  I probably should be more scared of bigger animals, but I never see them up close.  

3) One of his fellow campers developed poison ivy rash. Have you ever experienced redness and itching caused by poison ivy or poison sumac?  Oh yes, both.  I am very allergic.  I end up at the doctor's office to get medicine.

4) Early in his career, Allan Sherman created the game show I've Got a Secret, which became a big hit. What's your all-time favorite TV game show?  I guess The Price is Right.  I watched it all of the time when Bob Barker was host.

5) In 1959 he moved from New York to Hollywood, where he transitioned from writing to performing almost by accident. As a lark, he entertained at the parties of his next-door neighbor, Harpo Marx. A recording company executive heard him and offered him a contract. Tell us about the last party you attended.  Do you remember me telling you about my co-worker Lori and how her husband died from Covid in November?  Well, she is getting re-married.  I was shocked, but I am so glad she has found happiness again.  She is getting married August 8th, so I was at her Bridal shower.  Here is a picture of myself, Lori and Kris from left to right.

6) Allan Sherman got unexpected press attention and a boost in record sales when it was discovered that President John F. Kennedy was a fan. What's something you purchased because of a recommendation from someone else (friend, relative, celebrity endorsement ...)?  I bought a bra based on a recommendation from a blogging friend.  I LOVE it.  

7) In 1963, the year "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh" was popular, Studebaker stopped producing cars in the United States. What was your family car when you were growing up?  We had a Ford Fairmont for a while.  It ended up being my first car.

8) Also in 1963, Vogue magazine did a cover story on how make wearing white "new and exciting." What color do you look best in? Is it the color you wear most often?  I look best in pastels, but no I mostly wear black or dark colors.

9) Random question: Have you ever gone on to have a platonic relationship with a former lover?  no.  I am facebook friends with a few ex boyfriends, but for the most part we do not keep in tough at all.


  1. I'm glad your co-worker was able to find someone. Have a good time at the wedding!

  2. I am glad that your co worker found someone else. One of my friends lost her mom and her husband the same week from Covid. I love your new background!

  3. Did you know that there are adult summer camps?
    I never went summer day camp and I hated it, I didn't like the regimentation.

  4. Definitely agree with you on #2.
    Happy for your co-worker. Enjoy the wedding.
    Have a nice day.

  5. I always wanted to go to summer camp, too. The movies always made it seem so fun! Wow! That is quick timing on your friend's marriage, but how wonderful that she found someone new to love! I hope they will be very happy. Have a great weekend, Lori!

  6. Another fun Saturday 9. That song always makes me laugh! Nice that your friend found new love. The Price is Right did used to be fun with Bob Barker. Happy weekend!

  7. Great post ! I had forgotten about that song and never new about the background of the song.

  8. Your friend's marriage would have shocked me, too. I hope she is happy, though. Have a great weekend.

  9. I love to wear black slacks because everything goes with black slacks. I'm too lazy to be fashionable.

    My friend's uncle had a pool, so we hung out over there whenever we could. When I was a teen, his wife died and I was shocked by how quickly he remarried. I think he could see it in my face because he told me that if you've been as happily married as he was to his first wife, you just want to be that happy again. I hope that's the case with your friend.


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